You might think this question is a bit of a no-brainer, and I must sayâ€¦
It should be.
Even a casual reading of Godâ€™s Word makes it obvious that God does not find these two terms to be interchangeable.
But hereâ€™s the rubâ€¦Christians do!
Actually itâ€™s worse than that. They donâ€™t really find the terms â€˜interchangeableâ€™ as much as they find one of the terms to be completely â€˜unnecessary.â€™
Care to guess which one?
Just kidding, itâ€™s confess. But you knew that, right?
Seriously, gang, itâ€™s like an entirely new spiritual disease has infiltrated the Christian ranks. It starts with denial and moves to defensiveness, and ends with spiritual disaster.
If youâ€™re lucky, you catch it in the second phase, and instead of spiritual disaster you â€˜acknowledgeâ€™ your sin (did he just say, SIN?) and only end up half deadâ€”sort of like the zombies on that old horror flick, Night of the Living Dead.
And everyoneâ€™s doing it.
Itâ€™s all the rage!
Thatâ€™s why so many Christians walk around looking as though they were baptized in prune juice. Itâ€™s really a shame. Because the fix is really pretty simple.
I didnâ€™t say it was easy, but it is simple.
Iâ€™ll tell you tomorrow what I mean, but itâ€™s almost , and Iâ€™m tired.
I just thought Iâ€™d acknowledge that.